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Old 17 Aug 2004, 08:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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TRACKER WHAT TO DO

:twisted: IN THE PROCESS OF LOOKING TO BUY S/HAND BUGEYE..CAN ANYONE TELL ME ANYTHING BOUT TRACKER.AND IF I BUYONE WITH ONE,HOW DO I GO BOUT GETTING IT TO WORK,AND DOES IT COST,,,THANKS SORRY I DONT NOW A LOT ops: ABOUT SCOOBYS....BUT AM EAGER TO LEARN. THANKS MIKE
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Old 17 Aug 2004, 09:02 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Good job you are from S.Wales (Me too) :wink:

Tracker is a device thats installed by profesionals (certified) and hidden within the car.. It uses GPS (Global Positioning System) to frequently pulse a signal back to base (RAC, Traker etc)..

Most are wired into the system and immob~s... If the car is started without immobilising proberly the alram will ring back at HQ to say your car has gone... They will ring you (any time :P ) asking should your car be moving?

Another tracker device may not be so advanced and ONLY track when alerted... this is when you notice your car has gone and YOU phone them to ask where it is

The better trackers are something like Tracker and RAC Trackstar - both around the 400 mark with 50 to 100 fitting... Once installed you just wait for your car to be nicked :shock: Youll never know its there until then :wink: Well apart from the annual bill of between 70 and 110

I hope that helps a little?
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Old 17 Aug 2004, 09:09 PM   #3 (permalink)
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thanks gareth...are they fitted to all bugeyes.
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Old 17 Aug 2004, 09:15 PM   #4 (permalink)
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thanks gareth...are they fitted to all bugeyes.
No m8, i know the new 04 had them on the STI but unsure about the rest... its normally an optional extra that people pay for... once the tracker is installed you can re activate it by phoning the supplier and paying the annual subscription...

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Old 18 Aug 2004, 03:34 PM   #5 (permalink)
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DONT get the lowest tracker !

its not approved by alot of insurance companies.

Get the monitor 24, I have that one.

Cost 150 for installation and 100 Yr to cover you.

You could lower that by buying more years from them.

They are crap at the admin tho, I bet you ahve to ring them to set it up
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Hi.
Had my tracker fitted by CVC when I first purchased my car.. It got me the best insurance quote by miles from Tesco online insurance 540. www.tesco.co.uk.

The down side is it cost 400 fitted including 1years subsciption. It works realy well, I moved my car a few feet without the ignition key in... they rang me within a few mins and asked me some security questions, and I confirmed the car was only moved a few feet to clean it!.

It was very comforting to think my pride and joy has a big brother watching over it

Excellent recomended I think all scoobs should be fitted when new, what do other people think :?:
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Old 18 Aug 2004, 07:41 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I have an o3 wrx and trackers are not fitted as standard on this car and as far as I know new 04 wrx do not have them as standard, They are standard on the STI 03 onwards and this is a RAC Trackstar.

I had to have a tracker fitted to get insce on the wrx and i had a Tracker horizon fitted. You have choice of a one off fee of around 700 (i think it was) or you pay approx 400 then an annual sum of 100.

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Old 23 Aug 2004, 07:20 PM   #8 (permalink)
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just bought an sti on 02 trackers fitted as standerd on these but not wrx
cost is 120 a year for my rac trackstar plus or 325 for lifetime subscription
to get one fitted prices start at 499 up to 599 depending on spec
im with norich union no extra discount for tracker
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Old 24 Aug 2004, 09:42 AM   #9 (permalink)
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just bought an sti on 02 trackers fitted as standerd on these but not wrx
cost is 120 a year for my rac trackstar plus or 325 for lifetime subscription
to get one fitted prices start at 499 up to 599 depending on spec
im with norich union no extra discount for tracker
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Direct Line would not insure me without one, but hey I get to drive a scoob for less than 600 fully comp a year
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Old 28 Dec 2014, 04:46 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I was trying to find out if my car had a tracking device in it its an 02wrx
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I was trying to find out if my car had a tracking device in it its an 02wrx
are you paying for a tracker ?
If not there is a chance you dont have one.
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Old 30 Dec 2014, 04:36 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Insurance companies and trackers are weird. I couldn't get insured on my old blob wrx without a tracker installed so paid 500 + 10 per month subscription. On my current blob sti, the insurance company didn't even ask if i had one installed, which it does! When i said to them that it has one, the woman said that it won't make any difference to the price as the their system doesn't flag it up!
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